Working in a prison environment: How safe are the prison workers

Working in a prison environment: How safe are the prison workers

Author: 
Barisua Ernest Nwidag, Mark O. Afolabi and Solomon Joseph Okwendi
Abstract: 

Growing inmate population in the United States may give rise to fear among correctional officers about their personal workplace safety in the federal prison system. This potential threat of injury for correction officers is further heightened by the fact that they are required to deal with violent people and conditions on a daily basis. The nature of the threat facing corrections officers is also complex and varied. For instance, correctional staff may be threatened by inmates who create homemade weapons.The article described: one; the current literature that addresses fears of correctional officers about their workplace safety, and two; evaluated potential fears correctional officers may have as inmate population growth increases in the prison system.

Paper No: 
168